• WordNet 3.6
    • n sauciness inappropriate playfulness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sauciness The quality or state of being saucy; that which is saucy; impertinent boldness; contempt of superiors; impudence. "Your sauciness will jest upon my love."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sauciness The character or fact of being saucy; hence, also, saucy language or conduct; impertinent presumption; impudence; contempt of superiors.
    • n sauciness Synonyms Impertinence, Effrontery, etc. (see impudence malapertness.
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In literature:

From time to time London dailies do me the honour to reprint saucy paragraphs from this weekly article of mine.
"Books and Persons" by Arnold Bennett
I never before saw you looking so fat and saucy.
"The Texan Scouts" by Joseph A. Altsheler
She was just as charming off the stage as on; just as pretty, just as saucy, just as captivating.
"The Unseen Bridgegroom" by May Agnes Fleming
So he had to be contented with the mocking bird in the morning, when he was so saucy.
"Mother Stories" by Maud Lindsay
I got mad, and I guess I was pretty saucy to High Price.
"Polly of the Hospital Staff" by Emma C. Dowd
Get away, you saucy baggage!
"Willy Reilly The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
However, never mind, I'll see the day yet, and that before long, when saucy Judy won't refuse my assistance.
"The Tithe-Proctor The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two" by William Carleton
Will any of our artists ever give us, on canvas, a good, rattling, saucy shower?
"Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, August, 1863, No. 70" by Various
Now he stared at the girl's saucy face with a startled flush.
"Kenny" by Leona Dalrymple
Perhaps your Sauciness is not quite aware how things are distributed in this world?
"The Brownies and Other Tales" by Juliana Horatia Ewing

In poetry:

'For the saucy, reckless, heartless,
Evil days are sure in store.
You may see the Negro sinking
As the Chayma sank of yore.'
"The Legend of La Brea" by Charles Kingsley
I taunt the brook
With his hair outshook
O'er the weir so cool and mossy,
And mock the crow
As he peers below
With a caw that's vain and saucy.
"Wanda" by Cale Young Rice
I have some friends, some good, good friends,
Who faithful are to me:
My wrestling partner when I rise,
The big and burly sea;
My little boat that's riding there
So saucy and so free.
"I Have Some Friends" by Robert W Service
How my heart thumps and how my head whirls!
Don't you look this way, beautiful girls!
Oh, take them away, they'll drive me crazy!
Oh! the saucy, pretty, winning, witty, mischief-loving girls!
"Take Them Away! They'll Drive Me Crazy" by Henry Clay Work
They would only laugh at us and wink their saucy eyes,
And answer, "Last year's secrets are all past and told.
New years bring new happenings and fresh mysteries,
You are very welcome to the stale ones of the old!"
"Secrets" by Susan Coolidge
And first Frank Lovelace tried his wit,
With whispers bold and eyes still bolder;
The warmer grew his saucy flame,
Cold grew the charming fair and colder.
'Twas "icy bosom" - "cruel beauty" -
"To love, sweet Mistress, 'tis a duty."
"Pamela In Town" by Ellen Mackay Hutchinson Cortissoz

In news:

A saucy interview with E.L. James, author of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.
Saucy Florida Rock Shrimp & Scallops.
You say tomato, but other saucy selections abound.
What's Up in Ave Maria: Saucy bear becomes stuff of legends.
Beach boxes to saucy barbecue — Island BBQ Company offers it all.
Jon Bon Jovi's Father and Brother Start Saucy New Business.
Hot and Saucy Night is coming up on Wednesday, July 25 at 5pm.
Saucy 's BBQ coming to Magazine Street.
Closed on Mondays' Saucy Meatbealls on Garlic Toast.
Get Saucy with Greek Baked Shrimp.
Gwyneth Paltrow strips for saucy Vanity Fair shoot.
Saucy sushi creations Tempting sushi with outrageous names not the only draw at Yakko Japanese Restaurant.
Saucy swimsuits for summer.
Still saucy after all these years.
Saucy Mama's Pizzeria Stands Out.

In science:

Detailed comparisons against saucy, Bliss and conauto are presented.
Practical graph isomorphism, II
Saucy has since introduced some important innovations, such as the ability to detect some types of automorphism (such as those implied by a locally tree-like structure) very early (Darga et al., 2008).
Practical graph isomorphism, II
In Section 4, we compare the performance of nauty and Traces with Bliss, saucy and conauto when applied to a variety of families of graphs ranging from those traditionally easy to the most difficult known.
Practical graph isomorphism, II
The advantage is that it often enables the comparison of f (ν ) and f (ν (cid:48) ) to be made while the computation of ν (cid:48) is only partly complete. A limited form of this idea appeared in Bliss (Juntilla and Kaski, 2007), and also appears in a recent version of saucy (Darga et al., 2008).
Practical graph isomorphism, II
Nauty’s basic depth-first approach is also followed by Bliss and saucy.
Practical graph isomorphism, II